Want to create a simple server solution

  lothlann 07 Aug 12
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Hi,

First off, whilst I am fairly computer literate I know nothing about sevrers and very little about networking.

I have an old PC sat in my room and I am wondering whether I could use this as a server to store files that I currently have on an external 3TB drive. Ideally, I would want to be able to access these files from my iMac (which is sat next to the computer) and perhaps also my iPhone and iPad (although this isnt essential, would be a nice bonus though).

However, I have no idea how to go about doing this, I am not sure what options are available to me. I have seen talk of using Linux on the old PC to utilise it as a server but I'm not sure whether this would be the best solution.

Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance.

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